Cross-Cutting Learning Activities

Care Team Roles and Responsibilities  

Interprofessional (IP) Student Learning Activity related to Team-Based Care and Practice Organization (TC) Competency A and Care Coordination and Care Transitions (CC) Competency B

Learning Activity Overview
The student IP team will complete select TeamSTEPPS modules as a team; afterward, the student team will complete one or more of these options:

  • Draft a report describing Interprofessional (IP) Student Learning Activity related to Team-Based Care and Practice Organization (TC) Competency how the practice team meets the relevant PCMH criteria and identifying potential gaps, needs and/or strengths
  • Attend a population-focused team meeting, observe roles and responsibilities, and engage in group discussion about team roles
  • Advanced: Participate in an individual or group visit, to include briefing and debriefing

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of other providers and how the team works together to provide care, promote health, and prevent disease (RR4).
  • Describe how professionals in health and other fields can collaborate and integrate clinical care and public health interventions to optimize population health (RR10).
  • Describe the process of team development and the roles and practices of effective teams (TT1).
  • Respect the unique cultures, values, roles/responsibilities, and expertise of other health professions and the impact these factors can have on health outcomes (VE4).

Briefings and Debriefings

Interprofessional (IP) Student Learning Activity related to Team-Based Care and Practice Organization (TC) Competency B

Learning Activity Overview
The IP student team will complete select TeamSTEPPS modules as a team; afterward, the students will apply their training related to briefings, huddles and debriefings through:

  • Conducting non-clinical simulations to practice these communication strategies
  • Team review of a complex patient case, including a mock pre-visit brief
  • Advanced: Participation in an individual or group visit, including a brief and debrief

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate effectively leading a team briefing and/or debriefing, addressing the items on the TeamSTEPPS checklist.
  • Choose effective communication tools and techniques, including information systems and communication technologies, to facilitate discussions and interactions that enhance team function (CC1).
  • Express one’s knowledge and opinions to team members involved in patient care and population health improvement with confidence, clarity, and respect, working to ensure common understanding of information, treatment, care decisions, and population health programs and policies (CC3).
  • Communicate with team members to clarify each member’s responsibility in executing components of a treatment plan or public health intervention (RR6).
  • Reflect on individual and team performance for individual, as well as team, performance improvement (TT8).